Mar 1, 2006

WFMU's Professor checks in on the Satellite Sisters, formerly of public radio, and his words are not kind: "Some of the urgent topics recently on the Satellite Sisters show: 'As you listen to the weather forecast this winter, think what it means for your animals' and 'Look a salesperson in the eye when you say goodbye' and most importantly 'Wipe down exercise machines and mats at the gym after using them.' I'm NOT kidding."
New York's WNET will not air a controversial panel discussion that was scheduled to run April 17 after the doc, The Armenian Genocide, the Associated Press reports (via Newsday). The forum has been criticized by Armenian-American groups and community leaders for including scholars that deny that the early 20th century killing of more than 1 million Armenians by Turkish forces qualifies as a genocide (earlier post). Activists protested the follow-up panel outside WNET Saturday, but a station spokeswoman said yesterday's choice to 86 the add-on was "an editorial decision." An online petition urging PBS to pull the panel discussion has received more than 15,000 signatures.